Thursday, February 26, 2004 - Another obstacle to the pending blockbuster Broncos deal presented itself Wednesday, when Washington director of player personnel Vinny Cerrato said the Redskins do not need a new contract in place with Clinton Portis before they complete a trade with Denver. The Broncos, however, will need one with Washington cornerback Champ Bailey, who spent Wednesday in Denver visiting with team officials.
Kroenke TV network near deal for Broncos programs - Denver Post - Jason Blevins and Andy Vuong
Thursday, February 26, 2004 - Stan Kroenke's new regional sports network will carry Denver Broncos football programming next season, thanks to a proposed partnership Kroenke is forging with KCNC-Channel 4 in Denver. Sources close to the deal said it does not include broadcast of regular-season games or replays of those games but will include original shows involving players and coaches.
Guest work remains - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
February 26, 2004 - With the richest contract in Denver Broncos history at stake, Champ Bailey figured he could afford to play a little hooky from school and check out the Mile High City. Though he headed back to Georgia late Wednesday night, if his whirlwind visit was any indication, look for the Pro Bowl cornerback to return soon - to sign on the dotted line.
Krieger: Trade is sensible . . . if you're Bowlen - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
February 26, 2004 - So it's all about Pat Bowlen's rules. It's not about how good Clinton Portis is, or whether he deserves a raise. The Broncos are trading the best player on their team because they don't renegotiate anyone's contract until the final year. Period.
Bailey pays a visit to Denver - Daily Camera
February 26, 2004 - The Denver Broncos' trade of running back Clinton Portis to Washington for cornerback Champ Bailey and a second-round draft pick is close enough to a done deal that Bailey came to Denver Wednesday to personally visit with Broncos officials and take in the Nuggets-Lakers game at the Pepsi Center.
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